“…For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” James 4:14, NKJV.
The Bible says life is as a vapor. This is a sobering truth to pause and think on. Life is like the fresh, warm cup of coffee in your cup in the morning that lets off a little smoke, and in a moment, it disappears. It’s like the visible air you see from your mouth on a cold day, but before you can turn your head, it’s gone.
Life may seem long, but it isn’t. It seems as if we have all the time in the world, yet we don’t. It is here one moment and gone the next. When you are old, will you be able to say I did everything the Lord put me here to do, or will you with regret say I could have done more? I have little to show for all the potential God put in me, and this life the Lord gave me.
It is time to be who God created you to be now. Do what He put in your heart to do now. Live life now. The reward you have for eternity will depend on what you do with your vapor, your life, that Jesus paid for.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the gift of life. It is truly as a vapor, here one day and then gone the next. Help me to live like I don’t have tomorrow. Help me to give maximum effort today. I ask for your strength and grace to run like never before. I want to be and do all that You created me for. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 89:47; 1 Corinthians 9:23-25; Hebrews 12:1-2